But, Madam, let your grief be laid aside,And let the fountain of your tears be dry'd,In vain they flow to wet the dusty plain,Your sighs are wafted to the skies in vain,Your pains they witness, but they can no more,While Death reigns tyrant o'er this mortal shore.
Every burning tear, every harrowing fear, every festering grief, every corroding care, every shooting pain, every piercing remorse; the sighs and moans of lazar-houses reeking with putrefaction and death; the shrieks and wails and clanking chains in hospitals swarming with maniacs; and the curses and blasphemies of dungeons where guilt rots and raves these, all these, are but feeble reverberations of those dismal truths, " Sin reigns unto death." " Death hath passed upon all men, for that all have sinned."
So, then, Oxford Street, stonyhearted stepmother, thou that listenest to the sighs of orphans, and drinkest the tears of children, at length I was dismissed from thee.thomas de quincey
Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs, Silence that spoke, and eloquence of eyes.
I wasted time , and now doth time waste me; For now hath time made me his numbering clock: My thoughts are minutes; and with sighs they jar Their watches on unto mine eyes, the outward watch, Whereto my finger, like a dial's point, Is pointing still, in cleansing them from tears.
I stood inVenice, on the Bridge of sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand: I saw from out the wave her structures rise As from the stroke of the enchanter's wand: A thousand years their cloudy wings expand Around me, and a dying Glory smiles O'er the far times, when manya subject land Look'd to the winged Lion's marble piles, WhereVenice sate in state, thron'd on her hundred isles!Rochdale
Sure there was wine Before my sighs did dry it; there was corn Before my tears did drown it. 398George Herbert
The south wind searches for the flowers whose fragrance late he bore,And sighs to find them in the wood and by the stream no more.william cullen bryant
He weeps! the falling drop puts out the sun; He sighs! the sigh earth's deep foundation shakes. If in His love so terrible, what then His wrath inflamed?Edward Young
Hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill;Yet still he sighs, for hoards are wanting still.Oliver Goldsmith
Hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill; Yet still he sighs, for hoards are wanting still.Oliver Goldsmith
"Yet doth he live!" exclaims th' impatient heir, And sighs for sables which he must not wear.lord byron
Never durst poet touch a pen to write Until his ink were temper'd with Love's sighs.william shakespeare
This senior-junior, giant-dwarf, Dan Cupid: Regent of love-rhymes, lord of folded arms, The anointed sovereign of sighs and groans, Liege of all loiterers and malcontents.william shakespeare
What God is he, writes laws of peace, & clothes him in a tempest What pitying Angel lusts for tears, and fans himself with sighs What crawling villain preaches abstinence & wraps himself In fat of lambs? no more I follow, no more obedience pay!
How happy the lover, how easy his chain, how pleasing his pain. How sweet to discover, he sighs not in vain.john dryden